Your best bet for fun, unique BC wines will be to visit a privately owned VQA store which specializes in BC VQA wines. In some cases BCLDB stores don't have what VQA stores offer, and these specialty wine shops are fun to visit too, because their proprietors are usually well informed and trustworthy.
In Mission, you're within 15-25 km (8-15 mi) of Abbotsford or Langley (not too far from Vancouver for that matter), so check out http://www.winebc.com
for VQA store locations nearby.
Depending on what you're after (you'll never get much of a deal on anything in BC), great wines are available. BC aromatics like Gewurtz and pinot blancs are usually quite cheap - in the $13-$16 range, and things go up from that.
Being that you like Italian, one red you ought to stay on the lookout for is Sandhill Small Lots 'Three'. Small Lots never make it out of province and never make it into the BCLDB stores. They are 150-350 case production wines from Canadian wine hero Howard Soon, and run around $30-35 a bottle. Small lots are Howard's play-things, and are intended to be experiments with unique and unpredictable grape varieties grown and nurtured in BC. Try any of them, but 'Three' plays to your Italian notion and is a blend of Sangiovese - Barbera - Merlot - Cabernet Sauvignon and has been winning the reviews of a number of critics and sell out quickly.
Another is Nota Bene, by Black Hills Vineyard, which is a classic Bordeaux blend and has become quite the cult classic. I think you can find it (it there's any left) at a VQA shop for about $32.
For whites, watch out for Joie 'Noble Blend', a crazy blend of gewürztraminer, riesling, pinot blanc, kerner, muscat, pinot auxerrois and ehrenfelser. It's an interesting aromatic experience and is about $20.
Also, pretty much anything by Lang Vineyards is good value if not just good wine. Their Gewurtz and Rieslings are wonderful and can be had for under $16.